I've been to Nexus about four times now and I always seem to leave full and happy. The staff is always on top of things, kind and attentive, even when they're packed. I left my purse once on a busy night and a server noticed before I did! He brought it to me in the parking lot instead of waiting for me to return! The menu is sort of diverse, local New Mexican dishes and Southern comfort food. I like the Southern options better, mostly because I'm from NM (although family is from Texas and South Carolina) and it's more of a treat. The food is extra fresh so I'd suggest giving your chicken a minute or two before digging in. Everything I've had has been delicious but they have the best collard greens and mac and cheese in the state, hands down. If they served shrimp and grits, I'd probably be in every month. The beer is good, reasonably priced, and the selection does not disappoint. The atmosphere is hip but not pretentious. Very laid back. I'm not sure if they ever have live music but I'd love it if they did. They do have patio seating, although I'm not sure how pet friendly it is. Overall, Nexus is highly recommended for an inexpensive evening out. I would like to see them expand their menu a bit, perhaps also add some more desserts to pair with beer?